This could have been because of the 'bogey man' conditioning by my brothers or from other sources that always seemed to concur that the light was good and in darkness only evil resides. But where does that come from? Raids at midnight on the camps of our forefathers? Religeous texts? Whatever it is, that program exists in all of us to some degree, and it is usually a totally irrational fear of the unknown, mixed with superstition and movie stories.
Or is it? When you consider that most assaults, murders, robberies, rapes and muggings occur at night, does the darkness bring out the worst in the human personality? Or is it just easier for wrongdoers to hide? Drunks and drug addicts often sleep during the day and venture out like vampires slinking in the shadows at night. Violent youths often only appear after dark in town centres, and weird sexual and religious ceromonies normally happen in the night also. Although the latter may be because the professional people partaking in those practices work from 9 - 5 and arn't able to get to the wife swapping party til 8!!!! Cock....tail anyone? just put your keys in the bowl.!
The darkness of the night can be a metaphor for the darkness in which many of us riside spiritually. In need of comfort we often go where other people are to worship as this feels safe, because religeon tells us if we don't the bogey man will get us and burn us. In the light of being enlightened, we see in the clear light of day, that there is nothing to be scared of. A flick of a switch if you have the courage to get out of your comfort zone and turn on the light.
In the darkness of spiritual blindness there are the drunks, drug users, violent and abusive characters that come out on our 3 dimentional streets. Too busy in the 3D world of self gratification, greed and lust for power, they don't even believe there is a light switch, and they are scared, thats why they are so aggressive. Can't find the switch if your not even looking for the switch,! and because of that, in the darkness they will always be. Thank goodness I found the light switch